It appears Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH1)has caught a bad case of history revisionism.
While decrying the tone and tenor of a number of town hall meetings around the nation and the mood of the electorate, it appears she's forgotten some of her appearances at similar events before she was elected to the House of Representatives.
At one particular event that took place back in 2005, she and another woman were removed from event by Portsmouth police officers. But she denies she and her friend were ever asked to leave.
Two officers of the Portsmouth, New Hampshire Police Department removed Carol Shea-Porter and Susan Mayer from a February 2005 town hall event hosted by then-President George W. Bush at the request of the owner of the property, a spokesman for the Police Department tells NowHampshire.com.
The revelation contradicts statements made by Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter as recently as this week that she was not removed from the event.
"[T]here were no disruptions and no rudeness and I wasn't removed. If it happened, don't you think there would have been photos or video or news stories from that day? There aren't because it didn't happen," Shea-Porter told the Portsmouth Herald this weekend.
According to Capt. Tim Brownell, who responded to a Freedom of Information request from NowHampshire.com, Detective Sergeant Michael Ronchi and Detective Tom Grella removed the two women from the Pan Am hanger of the Portsmouth International Airport in Portsmouth, NH after being asked to do so by a representative of Pan Am.
You mean she lied
about what happened? Say it ain't so!
But wait, there's more!
"My friend (Mayer) and I sat respectfully and quietly though the whole event. After it was over and we were leaving, I was grabbed by someone, a thug," Shea-Porter the Portsmouth Herald this weekend. "My friend told the person to stop grabbing me and he let go. It may have been a security person, but to this day we don't who it was. I was there, so I know what I'm talking about."
Capt. Brownell declined to comment on Shea-Porter's characterization of the officers involved in the incident as "thugs". But not all members of the law enforcement community were silent. Retired Manchester Police Sergeant Lloyd Doughty reacted with astonishment.
"For someone of her stature, as an elected official, to say that about members of law enforcement is so distasteful and so disrespectful I can't even think of a word that describes how I feel. It's ridiculous," Doughty told NowHampshire.com.
So police officers doing their jobs are "thugs"?
Let's remind ourselves where Carol Shea-Porter stands on a number of issues, some which I've covered before: the only people allowed to protest are those who agree with Carol Shea-Porter and are against anything Republican; those of us within her Congressional district that did not vote for her are not her constituents; she holds the Blue Star and Gold Star Mothers of New Hampshire in contempt; town hall meetings are only for those of her constituents that agree with her; she's afraid to face any us that may not agree with her leftist philosophy in an open town hall meeting where we can actually ask her questions; she thinks police officers are "thugs"; and she walks lock step with Nancy "Tea Party protesters are Nazis" Pelosi.
I can't wait until 2010 when we can finally fire her.